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Posted: 02/08/2015 at 20:44
Sounds excellent value Lyn, those salvias. Every time I have a new salvia I take cuttings.


Posted: 02/08/2015 at 20:40
Exactly what it will do Librarians Garden....send up several shoots and you can rub out those you dont want

have I killed it?

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 20:36
Actually a neighbour of,mine grew phalaris in a difficult spot too and it did look good and thrived

On the sunny side, depending on height you want, blue fescue, stipa tennuissima, helictotrichon, elymus magellanicus, carex buchanii, carex comans bronze, to taller varieties like stipa gigantea, calamagrostis varieties and miscanthus.

I like stipa tennuissima as a group though....bright evergreen foliage and billowing,,swaying flowers all summer long. Very tactile.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 18:45
I resemble that Fairy.......!


Posted: 02/08/2015 at 18:43
Alternatively you could cut it hard back to grow it phormium size. I grow one that way...viz., I cut it hard back, let it grow to height I want it and then cut it back again. You can have it as a 2 or 3' foliage shrub.

have I killed it?

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 17:40
Not a plant I would have here I must say. There are far better grasses

Garden centre recommendations

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 17:38
A well known gc about 3 miles from me. They advertised half price plants......"ah! Selected only" , they said when I got there. "Misleading" I said. "Probably will be in a few days.....always do after a stock take" they said. "Ok, I'll be disappointed if not" I said. (Hid a perennial under the bench in anticipation.....cheeky smilie)
Lots of nurseries around here though but really on line for me cannot be beaten for special plants

have I killed it?

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 17:30
Not if you think it looks ok now B3


Posted: 02/08/2015 at 17:27
They should be fine there. Ive got some nice colours too


Posted: 02/08/2015 at 16:52
You can pull off those dead leaves....pull downwards, lowest first and go around the trunk like this removing the next lowest and so on.
I would cut off the old flower head.
Cordylines have an unusual trunk and root system. Dig as deep a hole as you can then lift. Replant asap.
They enjoy poor soil and good light

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Slugs knippimg.......

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Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

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An observation.....

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Mildew free monardas

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Boring, boring rosesN

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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look wot she did to me........

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Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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Ok...its nasty

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Doomed I tell you.......

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Is this an arrogance?

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